Player Profile – Roger Federer

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(Last Updated On: December 14, 2016)

Player Profile – Roger Federer

Basic Information

Full Name: Roger Federer

Date of Birth: 8th August, 1981

Place of Birth: Basel, Switzerland

Height: 6ft 1 inch (185 cm)

Style: Right Handed

Turned Pro: 1998

Career Titles: 17

Highest ATP Ranking: No. 1 (First on 2nd February, 2014)

Grand Slam Titles

Australian Open: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010

French Open: 2009

Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

US Open: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Other Achievements:

ATP Tour Winner: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011

Olympics: Gold Medal 2008 (Doubles), Silver Medal 2012 (Singles) for Switzerland

Hopman Cup: 2001 for Switzerland

Personal Life

Roger Federer was born to Robert and Lynette Federer in Basel, Switzerland. He has one older sister Diana. Federer holds both Switzerland and South African passport. Federer is married to Mirka Vavrinec, who is a former Women’s Tennis Association player. They both met during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Vavrinec got injured in 2002. Roger and Mirka got married in 2009 at a Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen. The couple has twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Federer is also known for showing his emotions in public. Even when winning or losing you can easily associate tears in Federers eyes.

Professional Life

After turning pro in 1998 Federer won the boys’ Championship at the Wimbledon in the same year, after losing in the Semi Finals of Australian Open and in 1st Round at French Open. Later that year Federer lost in the US Open. After early career breakthroughs in the ATP circuit, Federer dominated the tennis world from 2003 to 2007. During this time Federer won three grand slams in the year 2004 and became world No. 1 at the same time.

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Federer is also known for his epic battles with various other Tennis superstars like Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Roddick, Hewitt and Safin.

Endorsements

  • Nike
  • Credit Suisse
  • Rolex
  • Lindt
  • Jura Elektroapparate
  • Mercedes-Benz (China)
  • Nationale Suisse
  • Gillette
  • Wilson
  • Moet & Chandon
  • NetJets
  • Maurice Lacroix
Player Profile – Roger Federer
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